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The Angle Defining Tricks I Rely On to Restore My Once-High Cheekbones
Posted 05/01/12 at 06:48AM by Audrey Fine
Since there's no way I'm going to go the implant route -- and becoming a filler slave is too rich for my blood -- I'm relegated to relying on some plain old-fashioned makeup tricks to help give my face the angular look I used to take for granted.
Tip 1: To create the look of high, defined cheekbones where there aren't any, apply a slightly darker blush under your cheekbones and then dab on a highlighter (like Benefit Moon Beam, $24) to the top of the bone, right under the outer edge of your eyes. This will help to catch the light while the darker blush will give the illusion of depth, making your face seem more defined.
Tip 2: If you really want to make your cheekbones "pop" and look natural, follow the above two steps and finish by adding a swirl of pink or peach blush to the apples your cheeks. To find them, just smile at yourself in the mirror and they'll pop out.
Tip 3: If you don't want to try to figure out which shades go where and would rather not spring for a bunch of different products, try a 3-in-1 blush combo (like CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush, $5.49). Multi-purpose compacts like this are a snap to use and take all the guesswork out of finding the appropriate shades yourself.
And that's it -- not too difficult, and definitely worth the effort. Trust me, all it takes is a little strategically placed color and you'll be giving Charlize Theron's sky-high cheekbones a run for their money.
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